Lynching: A Weapon of National Oppression, by Harry Haywood and Milton Howard.
New York: International Publishers, 1932.
A 16 page Communist Party pamphlet from the militant "Third Period" on the problem of lynching in America written by two leading African-American activists in the organization. In the 50 years prior to writing the pamphlet more than 4,000 American blacks were killed by racist violence, the authors note. Lynching is portrayed as a conscious policy by the ruling class, aided and abetted by the state, to keep black workers subjugated and impoverished and thereby to better allow the generation of superprofits for the exploiters of labor. The USSR is heralded as a country in which "132 peoples which formerly were taught to hate or mistrust one another are now cooperating in full social and political equality in the building of a socialist society."
1. The Ruling Class Takes Its Toll
2. What Is the Real Cause and Purpose of Lynching?
3. The "Rape" Lie
4. Who Organizes Lynchings?
5. The State and Federal Government as "Protectors"
6. Laws Against Lynching
7. Courthouse Lynchings
8. The Fight Against Lynching
Scanned by Scribd, converted to black and white by Marty Goodman of the Riazanov Digital Library Project. Uploaded to Archive.org by Tim Davenport ("Carrite") in May 2017.
Published in USA between 1923 and 1978, copyright not renewed; public domain.